NIV Application Commentary

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Oct 4 2012 8:18 AM

I am thinking of getting the NIV Application commentary. It looks good, though quite expensive. What do you think of it?

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 4 2012 8:41 AM

I agree it looks good. It is 3rd on my wishlist.

When finances allow I will purchase the Tyndale Commentary set, then Expositor's Bible Commentary then NIVAC.

Tyndale is first because I don't have the whole set

EBC is second because I already have it in Pradis, but want it included in Logos to streamline studying

NIVAC is third because of cost.

It is highly recommended by some of my professors at Moody Theological Seminary as a good resource for sermon prep in the Evangelical Protestant tradition.

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 4 2012 8:43 AM

It looks good but is too expensive.  I long for a good set of modern Evangelical commentaries that are reasonably priced for poor seminarians.  Even with my scholar discount its still out of reach for me.  Blessings.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 4 2012 9:09 AM

I like them because each section is broken up into 3 parts:  Original Meaning, Bridging Context, and Contemporary Significance.

Each volume is written by a scholar, so the first section has some depth and interaction with scholarship, whereas the other two sections show the application.  It's also nice to see the application side from some of my favorite scholars.

I love these volumes.

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 4 2012 9:20 AM

David Thomas:

I agree it looks good. It is 3rd on my wishlist.

When finances allow I will purchase the Tyndale Commentary set, then Expositor's Bible Commentary then NIVAC.

Tyndale is first because I don't have the whole set

EBC is second because I already have it in Pradis, but want it included in Logos to streamline studying

NIVAC is third because of cost.

It is highly recommended by some of my professors at Moody Theological Seminary as a good resource for sermon prep in the Evangelical Protestant tradition.

I have the other two. They are both good. I just got the prophets. I think i will be paying logos $100 a month for the rest of my life!

 

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Michael A. Lasley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 4 2012 9:35 AM

I have many commentaries, but I find that I use the NIV Application Commentaries often to prepare for my Sunday School lessons. It takes a passage and gives 3 different views of the information: Original Meaning, Bridging Contexts, and Contemporary Significance. The insight you gain from these discussions is very useful. I fully recommend this series.

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Everett Headley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 4 2012 10:38 AM

I too have to echo getting it.  I have most of them in print version (would love to offload them and get them in Logos).  The bridging passages to me are the most helpful as it takes the ancient text and brings it to modern parallels and understandings, a much needed and IMO a rare thing today.

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Gary O'Neal | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 4 2012 11:42 AM

Like any series written by different authors, there are differences in the quality of the volumes. There are a few that I haven't been impressed with, but for the most part I think they do a great job for the audience they are aimed at. They don't get technical; they try to give a thorough overview of a segment of Scripture; and they try to help the preacher/teacher make connections to present day life.

I don't have the Logos version--I have several of the OT and a good number of the NT print copies. Scott Hafeman on 2nd Corinthians is great.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 4 2012 8:05 PM

I love the series and will probably get it in the future, but I must agree that some of the applications are not relevant.  Another thing, it seems like some authors have a hard time working the format of the series.  Some struggle with the "Bridging contexts" and some how just rephrase what they've already said in the "original meaning" section.  But then again, there's no perfect commentary series, but I must say it's on my wish list along with the BECNT.

Blessings!

DAL

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 5 2012 1:53 AM

DAL:

I love the series and will probably get it in the future, but I must agree that some of the applications are not relevant.  Another thing, it seems like some authors have a hard time working the format of the series.  Some struggle with the "Bridging contexts" and some how just rephrase what they've already said in the "original meaning" section.  

Yes That's been my experience as well. I have the series, but it's not my first choice.

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